Doula Stephen Independent Celebrant North LondonA former University lecturer in Psychology, I studied Psychology and Theology graduating with a BA (Hons) and then undertook PhD research into the alleged dangers of hypnosis. After training in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy with The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy (Nelson, Lancs) gaining a Certificate and Diploma with Distinction I had a counselling and hypnotherapy practice for some years working  with clients presenting a wide range of issues but with a particular interest in treating phobias, the application of Autogenic Training for positive life change and, of course, working with those facing or coming to terms with bereavement.

Originally ordained with Bedfont Theological Seminary after completing a course in Spiritual Therapy and gaining a Licentiate in Theology (LTh), I am currently an ordained interfaith Minister (Universal Life Church) with an honorary Doctor of Divinity. A member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), The Druid Network, The British Humanist Association, I am currently updating my knowledge and skills as an Independent Celebrant for alternative and Humanist ceremonies, family celebrations and funerals with OBOD in addition to further training as an End of Life Doula with Doulagivers international and Spiritual Counselling with the Esoteric Theological Seminary.